Face of Africa Series: DJ Static

Face of Africa Series: DJ Static

Hosted by Naki Akrobettoe
Produced by DiePreye Krukrubo

djstatic1For so many years I labeled myself as a ‘beats girl’, meaning that no matter how hard I tried to memorize lyrics to songs or raps, I could never get passed the sound of the beat. So much so, that in 2008 I ventured into creating my own beats in Fruity Loops. In no way would I consider myself good or even decent, but I prided myself on my thirst and desire to learn such an interesting part of the culture of hip hop. Having such a love for music, it was an honor to finally have the opportunity to sit down with such an amazing creative genius as DJ Static.

3 years ago while co-hosting “The Session” radio show at 88.3 WXUT at The University of Toledo, I stumbled across this Dj on twitter and a gazillion conversations later, I have been blessed with the opportunity to take an intimate look into his perspective on the hip hop culture and how it has influenced other artist of African descent. He has worked with artists such as Jean Grae, Soul Nana, Talib Kweli, and The Baha Men. My hope is that other young aspiring artist can hear his story and be inspired to never stop dreaming. I invite you to listen this exclusive interview with DJ Static from New York City by way of Ghana, West Africa.

Some call him modest

Me I call him honest

Humbled yet driven

Focused on his mission

A master on the turn tables

Beyond gifted, a magician

With his hands destined

I’ve witnessed the way

He represents his culture

Proud to be an

AFRICAN-me I’m his

Black Star Fan, eSTATIC

For his journey

Sankofa in motion

Hoping the world will

Know his name

Because through his gifts

And talents this world

Will never be the same

For just like Dilla changed his life

He has changed why I write

And given me another reason

Never to give up on my poetry

Respect to this DJ who

Is the catalyst of this poem.

Songs credits:

Soul Nana “Dedicated “Produced by DJ Static

Camp Mulla ft. M.anifest “ All In

E.L. ft. M.anifest “Hallelujah”

Ayo “Down On My Knees”

Talib Kweli and Jean Grae “The Ones” produced by DJ Static

3 Responses to Face of Africa Series: DJ Static

  1. Victoria Love 21 July, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Wow!!! He is good. Good times..these are the good times…heeeeyyyyy! Are you selling your beats yet Sister Naki? :)

  2. Newton Cornphlakes 22 July, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Very interesting paaaa!

  3. Newton Cornphlakes 22 July, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Enthusiasm paaaa!


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